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-american conservatives talking about the most powerful president obama. has he visited him. >> i don't do a lot of washington. i'm not into politics. i mean there is not that many occasions, i shook hands with him at the inauguration. i have had no in-depth conversations. >> is there common ground. >> that is hard to say. what common ground did i have with president bush 43. i don't like politics. i do my job. >> eric: and then things got really interesting. here is what he thinks about mr. obama and how he got elected? >> the thing that i knew it would have to be a black president who is approved by the elites and media. anybody they didn't agree with they would take apart. that will happen with virtually, you pick your person. any black person who says something that is not prescribed things they expect from a black person will be picked apart. you can pick -- don't pick me who decided not to go along with it. there is a price to pay. i would assume it would be somebody the media has to agree with. >> eric: bob? >> bob: i think that is simplistic on his part. the idea suggesting the president
vote, those winds are undoubtedly shifting. >> president obama talks about the defeat of gun control during his first stop in mexico yesterday. want to show everybody. take a listen. >> the last time we had major gun legislation, it took six, seven, eight tries. things happen somewhat slowly in washington. but this is just the first round. >> so dan, as we know, the vice president was originally put in charge of helming a gun reform task force. we know that he is planning a new push for gun control, one that he hasn't even talked with the president about yet, but biden saying he plans to travel the country to push for manchin/toomey, the background check bill, and others that have failed. but gun control advocates seem to be making the case that this failure has been all about a lack of understanding. so is that the case or is this more a lack of cohesive unified approach? >> there has been tremendous cohesion in terms of the goal. i just want to kind of reframe what you just said a little bit. i mean, you know, progress has been made. this hasn't been an outright failure. the fact t
obama talking. >> rule that has been put forward by the fda, the secretary has reviewed, she is comfortable with. i'm comfortable with the decision with the decision they made right now based on solid, scientific evidence for girls that are 15 and over. >> eric: we didn't see them talking about it. president obama says 15-year-olds having access to the morning-after pill. where is the coverage? besides here? >> bob: first of all this is tough segway. we went from clarence thomas to the morning-after pill. i don't think what he said was extraordinarily news making. he has made this point before. kathleen sebelius came out and said what she said and this judge gave it forget that. anywhere in the drugstore and i don't roo agree with all of that. i don't see where the newsworthyness. >> andrea: that is point. neither did the today show that many parents watch and i think you have democratic mothers who are watching this and seeing this, wait a minute, no, i don't want my 15-year-old to have access to this prescription without my knowledge or any prescription. if i were a mother
. >> zimmerman's trial is set to begin in june. >>> president obama talks about the boston bombings. a range of other topics. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the white house. >> reporter: president obama suggested he'll consider military action against syria, if the international community confirms president bashar assad used chemical weapons his own people. >> the proliferation is such that we don't want that genie out of that box. >> reporter: the president prodding lawmakers to find a compromise that will replace the automatic budget cuts. >> the only way we're going to lift it is if we do a bigger deal that meets the test of lowering our deficit and growing our economy. >> reporter: the president sounded more optimistic about immigration reform. saying that he is confident that a bipartisan bill in the senate that beats up border security and provides a pathway to citizenship, will make it to his desk. >> president obama praised investigators working on the boston bombing case. asked whether americans should worry about big public events, he said everyone can take a cue from bos
administration's debate. let me roll this sound bite first. here is president obama talking. you don't hear a lot of this. o listen. >> the rule that'sma been put forward by the f.d.a., secretary se beihl i can't has reviewed, she's comfortable with, i'm comfortable with. i'm very comfortable with the decision they've made right now based on solid scientific evidence for girls 15 and older. >> okay. so we didn't see that on any of the main stream morning shows. we didn't see them talking about it. so president obama says he's inw favor of 15-year-olds having access to the morning after pill. where is the coverage besides here? >> first of all, you think this is a tough segway. we sent from clarence thomas to the day after pill. i don't think what he said wasni extraordinarily news making. he's made this point before and sebelius said what she said and this why really gave -- said forget that. it should be out anywhere in the drugstore, which we talked about that.don't agree with all but i don't see where the news worthinessat is. >> that's the point, though. neither did the morning shows, the tod
about long term problems, we would be thinking about the long term unemployment. obama has talked about this somewhat but that is not where washington's mindset is right now. >> you mentioned manufacturing. zero gain there. in other areas, professional business services, leisure, hospitality, 43,000. that may improve over the summer. health care, 19,000. construction, lost 6,000. government lost 11,000. are those losses, you mentioned government. is the construction number the result of sequester? >> there's been a lougs boom. whether or not that will continue after such a low base. the other thing to look into these number is that professional business services, a lot of these are really, really poorly paid jobs. yes, you have a job if you have 26,000 a year, but that, too, is something we should think about. what is the wage level. not the unemployment rate. the wage level of an employed person. >> when governor perry was running for president, he touted texas a lot, apply home state. what he was remiss in saying is you have people who were employed but were in low waning jobs and man
and sandy leveled the shot at the white house. governor christie was talking about president obama's response to the most devastating hurricane since tau treen gnaw. since katrina. >> the president has kept every proposition he made. that's what i was saying at the time. what i was saying was i was asked how is the president doing. i said he is doing a good job. he kept his word. since that time i have to say everything they ms proked they would do -- they promised they would do they have done. >> that continued overt support for the president has many conservatives scratching our heads saying i like the governor, but why does he continue to drool over the president for just doing his job? kimberly, governor christie, christie has an election coming up this year, next year, i believe. is this about that or is there a bigger picture? >> didn't you hear the jokes at the white house oh the big joke that christie was at a republican table and everyone started laughing? and you seem to always be such a big fan. now the tables have turned. >> i will get to that. >> you are confusing the
tsarnaev in 2011 despite talking to him directly. president obama today defended the feds and suggested critics have political motives. his life was the last claimed in a rampage of terror in boston, but now the family of slain si "the lead" for an exclusive talk about the depth of their loss. >>> and thee unkept. president obama returning to one of his earliest failures in office and vowing today a new push to close the prison in guantanamo bay. >>> boston a city still recovering from the terrorist attacks from one week ago. the kind of evidence that could drive this investigation to a new level. within the last hour cnn has learned investigators found at least one fingerprint on bomb fragments according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. we're told no matches have yet been made. anefor and after the attacks. we're going to get deeper into that. the president is also backing a review ordered by director of national intelligence james clapper to see which agencies dropped the attacks. >> protocols and procedures that could be put in place that would furt
about that obama has been hosting to get reasonable republicans and democratic senators talking and to let them do the work, negotiate it and keep as far away from it as he himself, obama, can, so if they strike a deal it doesn't have obama's fingerprints over it and republicans have permission to side with the republicans who negotiated with it, which i guess we're talking about the green lantern theory and power of presidency. the less the president does, the more he has a chance of enacting something. >> i think that's right. to the republican base obama is so toxic so the fact of him supporting anything would rile him up. at the same time i'm skeptical of this idea that republican and democratic congress need to get together. the tea party caucus is so ideological. and they know how washington used to work and they know there were back room deals and camaraderie. they're not interested in that. they're interested in following their own ideals and not allowing government to work. that's where the problem rests. >> if you look at the phrase it implies have you no power. why wo
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in a cafe. if the "new york times" can find him why can't we? >> talk about a brotherly bond. forget the terrorists, it's the media and the white house. media radicalized to obama. benghazi gets a shrug. a gay athlete gets a husmght that's how our media goes these days. if the story is too difficult, they avoid it. watergate, nixon lied, but nobody died. and benghazi, four dead, white house went to bed. >> andrea: bob, we know that this suspect as well as was in tunisia at a certain point that administration could have had him extradited, they didn't. at this point are you willing to say there has been some incompetence on the highest levels at the administration? >> bob: that goes without saying. i think first of all tunisias did not offer one two and i want to give them the benefit of the doubt. they have got this guy and identified him. trying to use him to find other people involved in this. that's the best hope i can get out of this. in terms of people testifying in front of the administration of course they can go forward and testify. are they going to give themselves in troubl
to life in prison. >> it's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. >> congress passed a law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. >> it doesn't mean it was right. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor. ♪ [ male announcer ] the first look is only the beginning. ♪ ♪ this is a stunning work of technology. ♪ this is the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. are proven to be effective pain relievers tylenol works by blocking pain signals to your brain bayer back & body's dual action formula includes aspirin, which blocks pain at the site. try the power of bayer back & body. i'm just red carpets and big spectacles. but that's only the beginning. i have more than one red carpet. i like all sorts of spectacles. from the grandiose to the impromptu... to the completely unexpecte
's not a right wing talking point when president obama himself hasn't released these people. >> i didn't say that. it's because they've made it very difficult. i agree with you. we should have done. >> it's not just that obama decided not to do it. >> nor has he put them on trial in military tribunal. >> nobody jumps up and down and gets hysterical about it. bring him here to try the case, congress pass add law that said he couldn't close guantanamo. it doesn't mean it was right. >> it's just not american. >> we've got to end it. it's good to have your voice in this debate. the latest held captive by north korea. he's been sentenced 15 years to hard labor in a labor camp. we'll talk with him. held five months until president clinton secured her release. she'll join the panel, next. çtoooowl >>> looking at a live shot in istanbul. you can join the conversation by tweeting us, we'll be right back. >>> seoul, south korea, almost noon. the united states is now demanding the release of an american citizen who's been sentenced today to 15 years hard labor in a north korean prison camp. we don't know
. >>> we begin with tough talk on syria from president obama. the president responding to new evidence that the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people. is there enough evidence to act? reen th reena ninan joins usy washington. >> reporter: the president's comments were loaded with caveats. calling the assessment preliminary. one source telling me overnight, will is so much uncertainty, who fired what and at whom. what is the motivation. these are key questions. >> if it is established, that syria was using chemical weapons against their own people, what are the options that the white house has to do? >> reporter: there are no good options, really. military action in syria is something that the white house has wanted to avoid. the focus is on the intelligence picture. we have no public eyewitness accounts of the government firing shels with chemicals at the citizens. the white house is cautious but insisting all options are on the table. >>> new threats from north korea in morning. they say they'll soon put an american on trial for allegedly trying to overthrow that g
victims. >> and steve a lot of people have been talking about the tremendous coordinated government response. governor christie said he thought obama kept his word on that. you are doing this through private donations and private community service. do you think this is an example of hitting the right balance between the public and private response? >> well, we heard about the $50 billion that was going to make it out to the people in the community that the president signed a bill for the relief. it is good to hear about it but better to see it. a lot of our people aren't getting to see that money because the bureaucracy is causing problems for people to get the end result of getting money in their hand to rebuild. >> and you mentioned that some 90% of your members were personally hit by superstorm sandy. out of that you came together to provide relief to your whole community. how has that process of being involved yourself in the relief effort helped with your own sort of personal recovery? >> well, we are called resilient because we have been through so much. we are very close knit
know how toviaz affects you. the most common side effects are dry mouth and constipation. talk to your doctor about toviaz. >>> president obama had a clear message for any lawmakers still unsure about the impact of the sequester. >> it slowed our growth, it's resulting in people being thrown out of work. and it's hurting folks all across the country. >> the president also took the opportunity to remind everyone of the gop's change of heart in the last few months. from doomsday prophets to self-proclaimed victors. >> even as recently as my campaign, republicans were saying, sequester is terrible, this is a disaster, it will ruin our military, it will be disastrous for the economy. we've got to do something about it. then when it was determined that doing something about it might mean that we close some tax loopholes for the wealthy and the well connected. suddenly, you know what, we'll take the sequester. >> the president then accused lawmakers of sacrificing the country's long-term infrastructure for short-term gain after they voted to spare themselves from the pain created by the faa
city. talk about drug wars gun running border security hassle. president obama's brief stop in mexico city was hijacked by a series of domestic and international issues. in washington defense secretary chuck hagel confirmed the administration is now seriously considering lethal weapons to syrian rebels. mr. obama ignored previous recommendations to arm rebels and still sounds hesitant. >> we want to make sure we look before we leap and what we're doing is actually helpful to the situation as opposed to making it more deadly or more complex. >> reporter: the president wanted to sound optimistic about immigration reform. mexico's economy grew to 3.9% quick last year reducing border crossings into the u.s. still, half the undocumented workers in america are from mexico. >> we're a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: marco rubio said an immigration reform bill he helped draft is in trouble, because it's too soft on border security. >> the part we still have to do some work on is this board every stuff. it won't pass the house and will struggle to pass the senate if it do
, almost half, were not aware that obama care is actually on the books. >>> finally, i'm going to be talking later about last night's great south carolina congressional debate between mark sanford and elizabeth colbert-busch. a little preview right now. apparently sanford had unfinished business after debating, if you will, this cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi, house minority leader, on a street corner last week. >> nancy pelosi is running hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads. this is an important point. with all due respect to nancy pelosi, whose name i will raise again, these increasing taxes that pelosi and friends oftentimes are trying to level on them, nancy pelosi's pac, whose voice will be carried? will it be nancy pelosi's voice? >> is nancy pelosi running in south carolina? sanford mentioned pelosi over a half dozen times in that debate. we showed you most of it. we'll get back to that later. >>> up next, the gun vote backlash. senators who voted against background checks are paying for it in the polling out there. that's ahead. you're watching "hardball." the plac
boston. >> krystal is on assignment today. president obama is in mexico at this hour. he is preparing to talk about trade and the war on drugs. >> i might be surrounded by some massachusetts people but today i'm in a very empire state of mind. i'll tell you why. ♪ >> the three 19-year-old friends accused of interfering in the boston marathon investigation are in federal custody today. their next court hearing is later this month. the federal complaint details how they removed dzhokhar tsarnaev's backpack from his dorm room and then lied about it to police. now the fbi said tsarnaev bragged to two of them more than a month ago that he knew how to make a bomb. in addition to the backpack full of fire work the cops found in a landfill, the friends took dzhokhar's laptop. we start with justice correspondent pete williams. pete, any word on where that laptop is now and exactly what investigators are looking for on it? >> well, yes. the fbi has it. the fbi says that the three were involved in a scheme to throw away the backpack that two of them were charged with doing. the tw
will continue to talk to investigators now that he's been read his rights. wolf? >> so they now have a fingerprint and they have dna -- that's a good start in this investigation i am sure. susan, thanks very much. >>> president obama took the podium at a last-minute news conference today telling reporters all levels of law enforcement have handled this investigation in his words in an exemplary fashion. our crime and justice correspondent joe johns is taking a closer look at how federal officials are responding to the tragedy. he's got new information. joe? >> wolf, from a justice standpoint, this case is still really in its infancy but the director of national intelligence is already heading up an effort to try to determine whether any signals were missed that could have prevented the boston bombing. with the criminal investigation of the alleged boston bombers still in full swing including the search for possible accomplices, tuesday president obama defended the government's handling of tamerlan tsarnaev, who the fbi investigated back in 2011. the intelligence community is now doin
was changed in the country by 9/11 but nobody changed like these two guys changed. the reason we talked about. they were on the line. i think cheney was, you know, when bush leaves down, goes away, stays silent five years, cheney moves across the river and basically is in obama's face almost from day one. >> that was a break with tradition. >> that defines the men. >> the big problem bush had with cheney is a lot of the advice, particularly in the second term was not very good. cheney wanted to take out 0 the syrian reactor. i talked to people who were there when cheney was just, we've got to do it and bush was quite reluctant and cheney won't give up. and at the meeting bush rolls his eyes when cheney is just overadvocating. i think that was a break and i think people -- chris: what time was that? >> let's see, was it '07? i'm sorry -- >> you have a way, bob. that's great reporting. >> but no, that's -- when you roll your eyes -- chris: oh, yeah. >> at your vice president in front of the others, that's kind of the partnership is over. chris: when you leave town, you better have a rear guard
? that's allstate home insurance with claim free rewards. talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] >>> in 45 minutes, president obama is scheduled to leave for mexico city for a face-to-face meeting with mexico's newly elected president. he took office in december and in a potentially confrontational change from his predecessor, he's expected to give u.s. authorities less access in fighting the drug war and organized crime. of course, immigration is also on the agenda, important for 33 million u.s. residents of mexican origin, who have the potential to increase pressure on congress to act. joining me now, jose diaz. always good to see you. thank you very much for coming to us from mexico city. >> good to see you, chris. thank you very much. >> let's start with immigration. >> good to see you. immigration, one of the subjects that -- sorry. >> i was going to say that the new president is under some pressure to take a more public stand on immigration. why has he been hesitating? >> you know, i don't think he's been hesitating as much as he's been focused on other things. this is a
to come back to the issue of president bush's legacy but the security threats facing president obama as well. i was in dallas covering the dedication of the bush presidential library and i had a chance to catch up with former bri british prime minister tony blair to talk about his thoughts on the middle east, the bush legacy, and some of the big foreign policy tests now facing president obama. you are in this pivot point politically of being so closely associated with president clinton politically, the new labor party, at a time he was refashioning the democratic party. and yet your legacy will forever also be intwined with president bush and his response to the war on terror. it's a very interesting place in political history. >> there was a british prime minister when he was once asked what is the toughest thing about being prime minister he said events, dear boy, events. what happens is something comes of a game-changing nature or world-changing anywnature like and everything changes. i was very closely associated with president clinton and still have a good and strong relationshi
the people that live here more than ever before. >> let's talk about the possible use of chemical weapons because president obama has called the use of such weapons a red line and that is a quote. but the president also says he still needs more proof. what exactly is he looking for? >> well, he is certainly looking for something that would address with some degree of certainty that these weapons were used and that they were used by bashar al assad forces and by bashar al ass assad's forces deliberately. one of the things that the obama administration has been saying is that they are not sure whether or not some of the chemical agents might be released by accident within the ranks of the syrian military, whether or not there is a break in the chain of custody and whether or not some of the weapons may have fallen into other hands. they want to be certain that it was bashar al assad's force whose used the weapons deliberately. right now the obama administration is not fully sure that that is the case. the syrian government is saying that it would never use these kinds of weapons against civ
at president obama and mexico's president as they hold a news conference today in mexico city. the president arrived there today. the leaders are talking trade, immigration and the drug war and more during the visit. you can go to to watch the entire presser protesters turning may day into a day of hate and violence on the west coast. injuring police and breaking everything in their path. we will show you that when we come back. ♪ ♪ was the son of a preacher man ♪ the only one who could ever teach me ♪ was the son of a preacher man ♪ he was ♪ he was come here, boy. ♪ there you go. come on, let's play! [ male announcer ] there's an easier way to protect your dog from dangerous parasites. good boy. fetch! trifexis is the monthly, beef-flavored tablet that prevents heartworm disease, kills fleas and prevents infestations, and treats hook-, round-, and whipworm infections. treatment with fewer than 3 monthly doses after exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete hrtworm prevention. the most common adverse reactions were vomiting, itching and lethargy. serious adver
. this isn't massachusetts. the jury poll pulled from massachusetts. >> looking live at president obama and mexico's president as they hold a news conference today in mexico city. the president arrived there today. the leaders are talking trade, immigration and the drug war and more during the visit. you can go to to watch the entire presser protesters turning may day into a day of hate and violence on the west coast. injuring police and breaking everything in their path. we will show you that when we come back. ♪ ♪ was the son of a preacher man ♪ the only one who could ever teach me ♪ was the son of a preacher [shouting] [bleeping] what the [bleep] was that? what the [bleep] was that? [chanting. [occupy wall street] >> greg: spirit of may day hit the downtown of seattle where marches and rallies are as common as bum spit. grievances capitalism at the top. most like antarctic mobs they glom on to something stuff like amnesty to country they find so. they want free market system to buckle under making way for a new world disorder. as if on cue the mobs smashed windows
. in it, he talks about daniel day lewis playing president obama in a movie. >> picking an actor to play obama, that was a challenge. who is a bomb ma? we don't know. i needed somebody who could dive in and become barak barak. as it turns out, the answer was in front of me all day lodge. daniel day lewis. >> was it hard playing obama? the medics were challenging, you wouldn't believe how long it takes to put these ears on in the morning. >> "30 rock another requests tracy morgan was tweeting he was asked to play joe biden. >>> internet gangster fried to dress up like this twitter bird and follow people to the potent of annoying. in some case, he was told to get the hashtag out of here. it racked up 6.7 million hits over the weekend. that would be alittle annoying. >>> a little girl at a drive 95 this zoo, turned into a debut with a camel. oh, oh. . >> you don't have any more, buddy. i don't have any more. [ laughter ] >> all right. guys. >> oh, he's coming with us. >> well, the girl's mom says the little girl is doing just fine. as for the camel, he may be a little less on boundaries the
doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> president obama is wrapping up a trip to mexico. he's leaving as we speak. you see those images live of mexico city of air force one. in mexico he met with president enrique pena nieto. president obama touched on business opportunities in his remarks fighting the war on drugs, gun control and comprehensive immigration reform. >> it is critical that the united states recognize the need to reform our immigration system. because we are a nation of laws, but we are also a nation of immigrants. like every nation, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are upheld. we also know as a nation of immigrants, the immigration system we have in the united states right now doesn't reflect our values. it separates families when we should be reuniting them. >> next stop is costa rica where mr. obama's expected to meet with u.s. embassy staff and costa rican president laura chinchilla. >>> president obama's investing $100 million in taxpayer money to map the human brain, but what exactly
weapon on them. >>> president obama returns back in washington this hour after a three-day trip to costa rica. he joined the president today for an event. at his earlier stop in mexico she talked about immigration and security improvements along the border. >>> u.s. officials believe israel conducted an air strike into syria. that reportedly shows that the strikes may have occurred as israeli jets were flying over neighboring lebanon. israel has said it will do anything it takes to stop syria from arming militants in lebanon. >>> there's a lot more than waves washing up on the beeches. try cocaine, multiple packages of the drug have been found along more than ho miles of atlanta coastline. the beaches are closed while the officers look for any additional cocaine bundles. no one knows where the drugs came from. >>> the iron man series off to a great run. iron man 3 set up one of the biggest opening weekends. it's po set up to 175 million through sunday and would put it second all time to last year's weekend of the avenn gers. >> tamerlan tsarnaev is dead. fbi agents are looking at people
of the march on washington. on the next "washington journal", john negroponte talks about the u.s. intelligence system, and president obama's upcoming trip to mexico. and more about the president latin america trip, which also includes costa rica and home agent of the center for strategic and international studies. also a look at senate legislation that would require state sales taxes. we will talk to rollcall in "washington journal" is live on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> next on, a special forces of the united states with admiral william mcraven. this is 90 minutes. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you to those that i could count on and we generally try to have enough food here to make it through and keep you alive for a short period of time. so good morning on behalf of the ceo and president. i want to welcome you to the tricky dick and international studies talk and welcomed viewers on the web. are you picking up okay? okay. i have a couple of details that i want to outline what we are here for and are doing today. we have a wonderful and terrific and timely report and topic to discus
. >> it is great to be on the show to talk about this. i want to paraphrase the group and say i feel like i'll watching the sports world wake up from history. you mentioned president obama. i'm glad he is evolved to the point where he can congratulate jason collins on this. i'm more impressed with people like kobe bryant and the rock coming out in support of jason collins. these are people who had actual instances of homophobia in years past. the fact they've come forward to support him. >> let me play what the president said earlier today. let's listen in. >> i had a chance to talk to him yesterday. he seems like a terrific young man. and i told him i could not be prouder of him. one of the extraordinary measures of progress that we've seen in this country has been the recognition that lgbt community deserves full equality. >> you know, dave, in your piece when you refer to it as the most influential citadel of homophobia, meaning the locker room, when you look at players a lot younger than you and i, do peel like yourself put on a more critical viewpoint, that these young people, we see t
also tell you, so will obama care. so we have seen the tables set for 2014. >> if you talk to operatives this week, they point to the polling out there that seems to suggest that democrats who voted against this may be taking a hit. democrats who voted for it are doing better. mary landrieu being one of those down in louisiana. so we're back to looking at polling. >> and back to looking at regions. yes, it was partisan in the sense that four republicans voted for it and four democrats voted against it. but nonetheless, it had to do with region. i think we see that more and more when you watch the nra. there are pockets, and that's why it's such a difficult run in the house. because they're not running statewide. they're running in their districts, which can be very, very anti-any more gun control. >> and what about immigration? marko rubio was on the cover of "the national review." he's been taking a lot of heat from conservatives. could the boston bombing and that case have an impact? we've heard people say yes, it should be taken into consideration. will it have an impact
after the attack. that's of course first lady michelle obama visiting heather in the hospital. not long after that visit, heather faced a decision. it's a decision that's hard to imagine, whether or not to keep her injured foot. we talked earlier today. can you tell me about what you remember from that day? >> yeah. that day, i came up to boston with a group of friends to watch the red sox game, and then go watch the runners close to the finish line at a bar called forum. i remember getting -- when we got to the bar, they were standing at the door taken people's i.d.s. my two girls were in front of me. i was the last one in line. my friends were already inside the bar. and we heard, you know, a loud noise. everybody, i think all of us turned around. i know i saw a lot of smoke. i saw people crying and running, and i immediately thought i was at some sort of terrorist attack. >> that was your initial thought? >> it was. because it reminded me of something i saw on the september 11th events. so before i could even think of what to do, the second blast happened and i found myself catapulte
a phone conversation with russian president vladimir putin talking in part about syria. what can you tell us about that conversation? >> reporter: yeah, martin. we're learning that from white house officials that that conversation between president obama and president vladimir putin of russia did take place at some point today. the topic of conversations including syria, where the president expressed concerns over syrian chemical weapons. obviously russia would be a critical ally if the u.s. is to pursue some further intervention in terms of the crisis taking place, the civil war in that country. white house officials telling us the president urged there to be close consultations continuing between secretary of state john minister on this very topic. one of many topics the two men spoke about this afternoon. >> pete, given quite understandable reluctance to engage in yet another military conflict, there now some regret that while the administration obviously had a red line in their minds about syria, that they may now regret having said so publicly? >> reporter: i think there may be priva
obama and others have fun poking fun at each other. >> take a listen. >> i understand second term need a burst of new energy. it tried some new things. my team and i talked about it we borrowed one of machel's of tricks. --michelles tracks. >> (cheers and applause) icks . >> (cheers and applause) i thought this looks pretty good. for example below controversy about jay z going to do well. i have 99 problems and now jay z is one. >> if the president has other up the economy the number of popes have doubled and the number of tonight show host have tripled. congratulations. >> the president closed on a more serious note. he did address the nation's recent tragedy in boston and west texas. by the looks of the video they did manage to have fun as well. >> the time is 553. will take a quick break on the kron 4 morning news. when we come back more on the weather. it will get hot come back more on the weath[ male announcer ]t this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve proble
searched on monday and tuesday of this week. during that search, reporters had a chance to talk to him. he said he had nothing to do with those ricin-laced letters that were sent to president obama and to members of congress. he said he was being framed, eventual essentially, by the first person arrested. here is what he had to say. >> i have nothing to do with those letters the person accused of sending those letters, her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i was probably an easy target. >> reporter: now we do know that dutschke is known to authorities, the mugshot we are showing you, craig is from a prior arrest. if convicted, he faces life in prison. these are very serious charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviou
aim to the president's health care law saying it is keeping some companies from hiring. we will talk to him next on "morning joe." ♪ ♪ >>> 26 past the hour. here with us now republican senator from wyoming, senator john barrasso who recently wrote in the investment business daily about obama care and he says it's blocking job creation and economic growth and here is why. he writes, in part, now even more working americans are seeing their hours cut because of the unreasonable burdens of the president's health law. the culprit is a requirement in the law that companies with more than 50 full-time workers provide expensive one-size fits all health insurance. some small businesses stopped hiring to stay below that number of employees and others are cutting full-time workers back to part-time status. the federal reserve reported in march the health care law is a major concern for businesses. the drop in hours and the reluctance to hire are having a ripple effect throughout our economy. wages stagnant and economic growth anemic. people who have lost their jobs and out of work two or t
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